May 11

Pauline Cummins

Reporter:

Pauline Cummins

DEFIBRILLTOR: A Church Gate Collection is organized for the week of the 11th/12th May 2013,to raise money to buy new Defibrillators for the Community. A letter will be distributed to house holds in the area explaining the reason for forming the Group.

DEFIBRILLTOR: A Church Gate Collection is organized for the week of the 11th/12th May 2013,to raise money to buy new Defibrillators for the Community. A letter will be distributed to house holds in the area explaining the reason for forming the Group.

Next meeting Monday 13th May 2013 @ 9pm in Oola Community Hall.

Anybody interested in joining the group and becoming trained in how to perform C.P.R.,and be trained on how to use the Defibrillator ,please come along to the meeting you will be very welcome to attend.

OOLA YOUTH CLUBS: New members are currently being recruited for Oola youth club, Juniors 8- 12yrs (Saturday evening 6pm) and Teen for Senior club (Friday night) We urgently need to train up new leaders. Please contact Dermot on 06251166 or any of the leaders. The youth club had been providing safe recreational activities in the community for the past 20 years so please come along and help to keep it going.

BINGO: every Tuesday in Oola at 8.30pm, all are welcome.

OOLA Lotto: Numbers drawn were 4, 7, 15, 18. No winner next week jackpot is €8.400. Three match 3s: AnnMaire & Shauna O Brien – Oola, John Strappe – Ayle, Mary Kirby, Breda Guerin, Davie Ryan – Solohead, Michael Ryan, Carmel Farrell & JJ McGrath – Oola. Promoters were Kieran Bourke & Hogans Bar.

OOLA GAA: The Intermediate’s 2013 championship off to a good start last Saturday evening with a low-scoring draw against Na Piarsaigh in Caherelly. Na Piarsaigh were quickest out of the blocks with two early points, with Johnny Clifford replying with a free. Na Piarsaigh reclaimed their two point lead after 10 minutes followed by a period of Oola ascendancy with points from John Clifford, Daniel Quirke and a David Donovan 45 giving Oola a one point half-time lead. Further points from David Donovan John Clifford and Keith Bourke had Oola two points ahead going into the last ten minutes before a late Na Piarsaigh surge levelled the scores in the closing minutes at six points apiece.

Oola U16 Football: The boys U16 footballers were in action against our near neighbours Pallasgreen in Oola last Monday night. In a very entertaining and hard fought game Oola came out on the right side of a 1 point victory. Oola started the game well and at half time had a 2 point lead, but Pallasgreen took control of the early stages of the second half & went into a four point lead. But it was Oola who finished stronger to win the game by the slightest of margins. While a win is a win there is still plenty of room for improvement and all players are asked to continue to make the effort to get to training. Next up is the final match of the championship before the break for the Junior cert against Murroe Boher in Murroe Monday 13th May.

U12s Oola (Red) 5-8. V Kilmallock 6-4: The “Reds” were in action away to Kilmallock last Thursday night. Despite being down with a few minutes remaining the boys kept plugging away to come out on the right side of a one point victory. Panel on the night was Cian Martin, Ciarán Bourke, Brian O’Donovan. Eoin Doyle, Edward McConnell, Eddie Stokes, Cormac Ryan, Cian O’Donovan, Liam Downey, Bobby Purcell, Eoin Ryan and John Stokes.

U12s Oola (White) 1-11 v Kilteely 1-11: The “Whites” were also away last Thursday night as they travelled to face Kilteely in their first match of the league. In an overall good game a draw was the fairest result. Training for both squads continues.

Ladies football: The U14 girls had a tough match last Wednesday against St.Bridgets. They were up against a strong team on the night and Oola were unlucky to be down two of their starting team due to injury. Unfortunately Oola lost by 4points on the night and they now qualify for the B county semi final next week.

U12 girls travelled down to Banouge to play Shamrock Gaels last Friday evening and Oola were up against a strong team as Shamrock Gaels were undefeated so far this year as were Oola. Shamrock Gaels played with the wind in the first half of the game and at half time it was all even 1-1 a piece. Oola then had the wind in the second half and were lucky on the night to get another victory over them score on the night 3-8 - 1-2.

Thanks: Many thanks to those who made themselves available to help with the stewarding for the Great Limerick Run last Sunday